Monthly Archives: May 2012

Beadwork: part I

In the 1960s, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology donated a collection of more than 200 assorted objects from around the world, many with unknown or limited provenience, to the Temple Anthropology Lab for use as an … Continue reading

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Knotted string body armor

The knotted string body armor, shown below, is made from the inner bark of a tree.  It was collected in Papua New Guinea (Irian Jaya), Indonesia by Denise O’Brien. “The knotting uses variations on a continuous figure-8 technique. The string … Continue reading

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